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Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings | [Tyler Perry]

Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings

If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, it's that she's got something to say. She's the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind. Now Madea is telling her own story, dishing her memoirs and hard-won, hilarious wisdom in her own inimitable voice (with a little help from her friend Tyler Perry).
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Publisher's Summary

If you can count on one thing from "Madea" Mabel Simmons, star of the smash hits Diary of a Mad Black Woman and Madea's Family Reunion, it's that she's got something to say. For as long as people can remember, Madea has been in the neighborhood - she's the beloved, hilarious, sharp-witted, pistol-packing grandmother who's watching out and speaking her mind.

Now Madea is telling her own story, dishing her memoirs and hard-won, hilarious wisdom in her own inimitable voice (with a little help from her friend Tyler Perry). Madea covers every topic you want to hear her on, from the art of flirting, to love and marriage (sometimes two very separate topics), and raising kids (including the full story on the bag o' belts). She also opines on beauty tips (featuring her indispensable advice on the miraculous benefits of Vasoline), the healthy choice of a deep-fried diet, and the Bible (including her favorite Bible story, as you have definitely never heard it before) - and pretty much everything else.

Madea has lived quite a life, and she has some stories to tell. And they're all here. As she's fond of saying, "Sometimes life is hard, and you have to laugh your way through it."

©2006 Tyler Perry Inc.; (P)2007 Penguin Audio, a member of Penguin Group (USA) Inc. All rights reserved.

What the Critics Say

"Inimitable." (Ebony)
"Wicked." (Entertainment Weekly)
"Hilarious." (The New York Times Book Review)

What Members Say

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    Janice Union City, GA, United States 07-22-13
    Janice Union City, GA, United States 07-22-13 Member Since 2011
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    "Comical and Motivational"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Definitely! I gave this 5 stars as this was a great book, comedy and very motivational.


    What other book might you compare Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings to and why?

    No other! this is in a class by itself. Tyler Perry is great, just love Madea.


    Have you listened to any of Tyler Perry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first audio book with Tyler Perry, and seem like this is the only one on audible


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Definitely, I have seem a lot of Tyler Perry's movies/shows, and I am never disappointed


    Any additional comments?

    I wish there were more audio book with Tyler Perry/Madea on Audible.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    LYDIA saint louis 03-11-13
    LYDIA saint louis 03-11-13
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    "Love it!!!"
    What did you love best about Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings?

    This is a funny book to listen to while driving or cleanting the house lol


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Madea is always funny and even in a book on tape very entertaining.


    Have you listened to any of Tyler Perry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This was the first Tyler Perrry I have listened to on audio book but I am a huge Tyler Perrry Fan


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This is a book you will want to listen to in one sitting.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Rosina Bayside, NY, United States 02-13-13
    Rosina Bayside, NY, United States 02-13-13

    Say something about yourself!

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    "great stuff"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    yes i would recommend this book.....................madea was very honest when stating her points and when you really think about everything she said,its reality.


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    Fatima Hatcher Meherrin, Virginia United States 12-18-12
    Fatima Hatcher Meherrin, Virginia United States 12-18-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Tyler Perry is incredible!"
    What did you love best about Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings?

    That Tyler perry narrated it in Madeas' voice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings?

    When Madea talks about her childhood. It had me in stitches. I had to hold my sides to stop hurting from laughing so hard.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    My favorite scene in the book is when Madea talks about beauty tips, and that vaseline is the major solution to everything!


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me laugh till I was sore. It is a great pick me up for when you need a good heartfelt laugh.


    Any additional comments?

    Tyler Perry needs to write another Madea book on the current state of our country. Madea will give everyone her honest opinion in the only way that Madea does. :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Lisa Oxford, ms, United States 11-12-12
    Lisa Oxford, ms, United States 11-12-12
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    "Laughed til it hurt!"
    What did you love best about Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings?

    The comical readings in the first person by Madea herself!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Madea. She is a tough, proud woman who believes in ""speaking your mind, or lose it"


    Have you listened to any of Tyler Perry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I have just seen his plays and movies


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Yes. My girlfriends call this book my "therapy". No matter how bad the day is going, this always makes me laugh.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Delano Newark, NJ, United States 09-18-12
    Delano Newark, NJ, United States 09-18-12 Member Since 2012

    fun!!

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    "Great"
    Would you listen to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings again? Why?

    i would most likely listen again, this is a very funny book


    Which scene was your favorite?

    the Vaseline scene


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    laughed alot


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    RushL New Jersey, NJ, United States 09-12-12
    RushL New Jersey, NJ, United States 09-12-12

    Fun, adventurous and mysterious...just the way I love my books ;)

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    "AMAZING!!!!"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book to any and everyone who is willing to accept some good advice and who's willing to kick their inhibitions to the curb.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Tyler Perry is a brilliant writer and an even better narrator.


    What about Tyler Perry’s performance did you like?

    His code-switching between Madea and himself (the deep, rich, sexy voice) was absolute genius.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    I laughed soooooo hard


    Any additional comments?

    Anyone with a sense of humor, relationship problems or who is having a bad day needs to listen to this book. Let me take this opportunity to beg Mr. Tyler Perry to narrate another 100 books.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    siobhan Douglasville, GA, United States 08-27-12
    siobhan Douglasville, GA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Enjoy Madea"
    What made the experience of listening to Don't Make a Black Woman Take Off Her Earrings the most enjoyable?

    Its a true to character narrative, it carries depth as to the persona while providing pearls of wisdom for these trying time. I bought vaseline!


    What did you like best about this story?

    I laughed through the whole thing.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    To many to mention.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Laughed hard


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Maria SOUTHGATE, MI, United States 06-26-12
    Maria SOUTHGATE, MI, United States 06-26-12

    M Ingram

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    "Hilarious"

    If your a Madea fan you will love listening to this book. It has you laughing from beginning to end.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    T. Draper San Francisco, CA 06-11-12
    T. Draper San Francisco, CA 06-11-12
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    "Boring"
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    I think I've never really felt that the Madea character was all that funny but, then again, I've never seen all of the movies in which the character was used. I thought the audiobook could be different, but it wasn't.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Tyler Perry again?

    Nope.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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